Tim arrives and greets everyone. Jay, smart to get more mileage out his little chestnut, says, "Cuckoo Chanel is back!" Tim says that he's thrilled to be with them. They're in the Presidential Suite. The next morning, they will be in the workroom. The pop some bubbly and have a toast. "May the best designer win," proposes Tim. Mila interviews that she is so close to her dream.
The next morning, they are in a for real workroom, except Jay and Mila have to share a table. With such a tight fit, Mila says that it's a good thing they're speaking now. Jay laughs and agrees. Tim enters and tells Jay and Mila that they will be presenting their three looks for consideration that day. They're both stunned. They have three hours to fit their models and go through hair and makeup. Seth Aaron actually laughs at their predicament. Their muse models enter as well as other pre-assigned models. Seth Aaron and Emilio help Jay and Mila. Jay's having a problem with a zipper on his accessory. Mila sees that his collection has color and is worried. Mila uses a lot of color in the makeup story, since her collection doesn't have much color. That seems smart. Mila interviews that she gets chills when she thinks of how close she is to Bryant Park. This has been a dream of hers for twenty years. Jay cries that he would be devastated if he didn't make it through. Mila even cries that she can't imagine making it forward, but I almost feel like the producers coaxed those tears to make us like her more.
On the runway, Heidi greets Jay and Mila. She introduces Michael and Nina. Heidi says that both of them are talented. Mila's looks are first. The first look is a long coat of gray with a black lining. It's draping is very modern and beautiful. Underneath is a short dress with a loose fit. There's all this graphic color-blocking with stripes and houndstooth and black. Mila thinks that she has some surprises in her collection, even though it's true to her previous work. Next is this striped cloak dress thing. There's interesting pleating in the sleeves that gives it a really elegant volume. Kinda reminds me of Yohji Yamamoto, even the black and white. Her final look is a shimmering silver dress with a severely straight neckline. At the center is a strap that connects to a band around the neck. It's all very Peggy Moffitt, which isn't horrible.